Welcome to the Music Therapy Association of Ontario website. The MTAO is a provincial chapter of the Canadian Association for Music Therapy, the national body promoting music therapy and supporting, advocating and accrediting music therapists in Canada.
Julia Beth Kowaleski, BMT MTA NMT
Music therapy is the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual health. Music has nonverbal, creative, structural, and emotional qualities. These are used in the therapeutic relationship to facilitate contact, interaction, self-awareness, learning, self-expression, communication, and personal development.
The Music Therapy Association of Ontario (MTAO) serves as a unifying body for Music Therapists: promoting, developing, and supporting the profession of Music Therapy in the province of Ontario.